Anthony M. Fitzgerald

Partner

P. 203.784.3122
F. 203.784.3199

Tony Fitzgerald is senior partner in the firm's litigation group. Described in Chambers USA as "a first class trial lawyer," Tony practices in the areas of commercial litigation and administrative law. His extensive trial experience includes labor injunctions, civil rights claims, eminent domain and inverse condemnation cases, tax appeals, employee incentive compensation cases, claims of wrongful discharge from employment, insurance coverage and bad faith issues, legal and accounting malpractice claims, partnership disputes and tradedress cases.

Notable Experience

  • Led team assisting electric utility in permitting and construction of $1,000,000,000 electric transmission project, including administrative litigation, defending appeals to court and acquisition of rights by eminent domain
  • Led Carmody & Torrance’s participation as co-counsel for State of Connecticut in action against major tobacco companies
  • Defended national real estate development company in partnership dispute, resulting in defendant’s verdict
  • Prosecuted tax appeal regarding electric generating plant, resulting in reduction of assessment from $835,000,000 to $235,000,000

Distinctions

  • Selected by peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 (©2011, Woodward/White, Inc.) in the areas of:
    • Arbitration
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Highlighted as a Band 1 Commercial Litigation attorney by Chambers USA 2011-2013;awknowledged by peers as "an excellent lawyer," who "absolutely belongs at the top of the table," Chambers USA 2013; praised by sources for his "excellent judgment-if you seek a lead lawyer, he is the guy with main court experience," Chambers USA 2012; and noted as "a first class trial lawyer," Chambers USA 2011
  • Named "New Haven Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers, 2011 
  • Selected as a Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation, 2008
  • Selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers  in the area of Business Litigation, 2007 - 2010 
  • Selected as a  New England Top 100 Super Lawyer, 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation 2006-2012; Tony has  been named a Top 10 and a Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyer.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, President, Connecticut Chapter, 2006-2007
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Past President, Connecticut Chapter
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1984-1987
  • American Bar Association
  • New Haven Bar Association
  • Waterbury Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Associate Fellow, Timothy Dwight College, Yale University
  • Board of Governors, The Mory’s Association

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Stone Scholar, Columbia University School of Law, 1969
  • B.A., cum laude, Yale University, 1966

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1969

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, District of New York, 1994